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Doesn't sport mode disable some of the traction control though?

No. Sport mode lengthens the time between shifts, holds gears longer and optimizes the shift algorithms. I've been using it it to tow with as well, and the paddle shifters. Most of the time I pull in 7th gear with a 4200lb trailer.

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No. Sport mode lengthens the time between shifts, holds gears longer and optimizes the shift algorithms. I've been using it it to tow with as well, and the paddle shifters. Most of the time I pull in 7th gear with a 4200lb trailer.
Ah ok - I am thinking of the pre 2014 WK2 and not 2.5. I believe that one DOES limit the traction control when in sport mode.
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Ah ok - I am thinking of the pre 2014 WK2 and not 2.5. I believe that one DOES limit the traction control when in sport mode.
True. When I put my 2011 in Sport mode it shows the Traction Control Off icon in the EVIC.
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True. When I put my 2011 in Sport mode it shows the Traction Control Off icon in the EVIC.
That being the case, I assume it would not be wise to tow a WK2 in sport mode...?
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Ah ok - I am thinking of the pre 2014 WK2 and not 2.5. I believe that one DOES limit the traction control when in sport mode.
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True. When I put my 2011 in Sport mode it shows the Traction Control Off icon in the EVIC.
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That being the case, I assume it would not be wise to tow a WK2 in sport mode...?
According the post by mjodotcom 2014 and later do not turn off the traction control. I guess none of them are less safe towing than any AWD without traction control. I've done a lot of towing with 2wd pickups with no traction control - no wrecks yet. Knock on wood.
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I read somewhere that sport mode moves 80 percent of the vehicle's torque to the rear wheels. This would be the best for towing as long as road conditions are not wet or slippery.
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I've towed our trailer about 14k + miles and usually keep it in Drive with Eco OFF. Only time I've used the paddles is to keep the RPM's around 3kish when on a grade if the RPM's are low.
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Re: Towing

Currently have 2012 GC diesel at the moment that tows a two tonne van, I don't use sport due to the car having QL just because of the height and drive to wheels keeps changing at different speeds and with the car towing that raising and lowering can put some unnecessary pressure on the tow ball. But in a few days I will be picking up my new GC so I find the comments helpful in regards to adjusting to the new transmission and QL use when towing especially when my 2012 had no transmission drag resistance when trying to slow car and van on steep descents ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1470181411.163275.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1470181432.263022.jpg


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